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By  perdix  |  37

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By  golden_warrior  |  37

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  summerguy97  |  37

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  DanielleinDC  |  37

Excuse me, but even if the father doesn't appreciate his kid's back-talk, there's a better way to handle it than walloping his son. Slapping someone like that is abuse, and there's no excuse for it.

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  raww77  |  37

agreed number 1 and if u knew that you can't play around then don't and stoo complaing it was just a slap not a beating so no its not abuse all u liberals

By  perdix  |  37

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  stoufer12  |  37

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  Baustigt  |  49

Yes, sometimes I forget to globalise my puns. I should have said, "Sounds like your dad needs to be taken down an oblong piece of wood attached to a coiled fulcrum that hangs up clothes."

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  MissEmma_fml  |  49

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By  Risho96  |  19

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  Risho96  |  19

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  Mc8005  |  19

wrong... as soon as the dad is no longer the agressor, the OP would no longer be on the defensive. No legal grounds to strike back. If the dad slapped OP then turned back around to his own business, he would no longer be a threat to OP.

By  worldclassrager  |  46

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  MistySky  |  46

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  MissBoo111  |  46

But why should OP be disciplined? He made a simple joke out of a situation that was in no way, shape, or form disrespectful and called for discipline. I think OP's dad needs a dose of reality and to see that he was completely out of line and it was in no way necessary for him to do that.

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  TheDrifter  |  46

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  CallMeMcFeelii  |  46

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  queerdragon  |  46

It depends on how old Op is. I lived at home for a while last year because I lost my job. I was over 18. If Op is not a child, and was slapped by the father, then it is abuse.

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  thatisfuckedup  |  46

Fuck off, 44. OP was joking and got a slap for no reason, other than maybe their dad was PMSing like the whiny bitch he so clearly is. Unless making idle fun of something someone does or says constitutes a hard slap in your mind. Killjoys like you sicken me.

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  CallMeMcFeelii  |  46

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  Shrike  |  46

^ What's your superpower, overreacting to superhuman levels? You're acting like he called his dad a cunt. He just made a joke. A dumb, corny joke, but a joke. And as for the fucktard saying he slandered his dad by calling him a "bigot", I hope you realize now how incomprehensibly stupid that comment was. Or maybe I'm being a killjoy and ruining the FML sport of being an OP-bashing, high-horsing shithead.

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  RedPillSucks  |  46

Calm down people The problem is not that OP was smacked for making a joke, the problem is OP was smacked for making a joke that dad didn't get and thought was a form of disrespect. This is basically a classic misunderstanding. How many people have been physically disciplined for things they actually didn't do?

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  bfsd42  |  46

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  esines  |  46

^ so you think people should get slapped simply for disagreeing when someone says they're doing something wrong? God you guys sound like uptight, killjoy, douches. It was a harmless pun, big deal.

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  starile  |  46

Anyone consider the possibility that OP's dad actually misheard him and thought he said "closed-minded"? Hah, that thought makes it even funnier!

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  TheDrifter  |  46

Op's retort was meant to be misheard. Along with the smirk it's quite clear he was just trying to be a snarky little douche. He obviously didn't expect his father to call him on it though.

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  DanielleinDC  |  46

It's one thing to smack a misbehaving toddler on the butt; they don't respond to an adult trying to reason with them. But if OP is old enough to 1) fold laundry and 2) post about it on FML, he's presumably of the age where he would be able to understand his father saying, "Can the backtalk and fold your laundry right." Not to mention, unless he's a total control freak, why does OP's dad care how OP folds HIS own laundry? If he were doing someone else's laundry, it's fine to ask that it be folded a certain way. Or if the dad knows of a better way to prevent wrinkles, there's a way to give guidance.

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  TheDrifter  |  46

It seems he started with guidance on how to prevent wrinkles and got a snarky comeback and a smirk. Toddlers see reason faster than teenagers, they don't have the smug sense of superiority or entirely unjustified ego to get through when you're trying to convey new information.

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  addioty  |  46

Okay. This is just my opinion, but once you get to a certain age, it would be classified as abuse. I totally understand a toddler that's acting up getting a smack on the bottom, but you shouldn't lay a hand on your child past a certain age unless its out of care or comfort. Honestly, he was MOTHERFUCKING JOKING. It was a stupid, corny joke that should've been laughed at. But then again, what do I know - my mom's never been strict about parenting with me. But if they fed or clothed us is irrevelant. They chose to have and keep a baby - we didn't choose to come into this world. It's also illegal to not feed your child so its not a total amazing thing if they followed the law. I agree that respect is earned. It's a two way street.

By  AGB10  |  28

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